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First Name
Helena
Last Name
Goodwyn
Affiliation
University of St Andrews
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Keywords
New Journalism, W. T. Stead, America, nineteenth-century journalism, Americanization, Transatlantic, periodicals, newspaper history, book history, women's writing, Victorian literature
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About Me

Helena Goodwyn is a Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews. Her current monograph project examines the shifting transatlantic networks of influence that inspired the creation of Britain’s tabloid presses through exploration of the terms ‘New Journalism’ and ‘Americanization’.

Research Interests
Helena has research interests in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century, book and media history, and women’s literature.

Recent Publications

Book

English Studies: the State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future, edited and introduced by Niall Gildea, Helena Goodwyn, Megan Kitching, and Helen Tyson (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.x + 130.

Book chapters

Helena Goodwyn, ‘Margaret Harkness, W. T. Stead and the Transatlantic Social Gospel Network’ in Authorship and Activism: Margaret Harkness and Writing Social Engagement, 1880-1921, (Manchester University Press, 2018).

Helena Goodwyn and Emily Jane Hogg, ‘Room for Confidence: Early Career Feminists in the English Department’, Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges, in Rachel Thwaites and Amy Godoy-Pressland, eds (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 93-108.

Janet Beer and Helena Goodwyn, ‘Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Authenticity and the Artist’, in Critical Insights: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Robert C. Evans, ed. (Ipswich Massachusetts: Salem Press, 2014), pp. 261-274.

Article

Helena Goodwyn, ‘A “New” Journalist: The Americanization of W. T. Stead’, Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 23, Issue 3, 3 July 2018, Pages 405–420.

Reviews
Helena Goodwyn, Readers’ Liberation by Jonathan Rose, Times Higher Education, 15-21 March 2018, No.2348, p.57

Helena Goodwyn, ‘Bernard Shaw, W. T. Stead, and the New Journalism: Whitechapel, Parnell, Titanic, and the Great War by Nelson Ritschel,’ Victorian Periodicals Review, Volume 51, Number 1, 2018, pp. 199-202.

Helena Goodwyn, ‘The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011, Laurel Brake, Chandrika Kaul, and Mark W. Turner, eds,’ Victorian Periodicals Review, Volume 50, Number 1, 2017, pp. 254-257.

Claire Elliott, Anne-Marie Ford, Helena Goodwyn, Katie McGettigan, Theresa Saxon, Rebecca White, ‘Chapter XV: American Literature to 1900’, Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp.1065-1099; ‘Chapter XV: American Literature to 1900’, Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp.955-980; ‘Chapter XV: American Literature to 1900’, Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp.952-975; ‘Chapter XV: American Literature to 1900’, Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.815-832.

Helena Goodwyn, ‘The Rise and Rise of Sensation Fiction’ a review of The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction, Andrew Mangham, ed., Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2014, pp.416-418.

Helena Goodwyn, Muckraker: the Scandalous Life and Times of W. T. Stead – Britain’s First Investigative Journalist, by W. Sydney Robinson, Journalism Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2014, pp.237-238.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Anglo-American
Expertise by Geography
North America, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Pedagogy, Women